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Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
33RD FLOOR, THE ORIENT SQUARE
F. ORTIGAS JR. ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER
1600 PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA
Philippines

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Philippines > Intellectual property

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises on IP registration processes, infringement and portfolio management, and it is particularly strong in trade marks. The IP department’s clients include companies in the healthcare, financial services and real estate sectors, among others. As an example, the team assists DKT International, a major provider of family planning and reproductive health products, on the management of its trade mark portfolio. Shirley Alinea co-heads the practice and is also an accredited arbitrator of the IPOHL. Manuel Gonzalez, who co-founded the firm and leads the practice alongside Alinea, has broad expertise in IP, corporate and commercial law.

Philippines > Immigration

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano‘s immigration practice expanded in 2018 and 2019 with the hire of new junior associate Nicole Gabrielle Kalingking and the return of associate Enrico Angeles after the completion of his masters. The team advises clients on immigration laws, policies and legal processes, with particular expertise in immigrant and non-immigrant visas and permits, citizenship recognition and reacquisition, blacklisting proceedings and deportation proceedings, among other areas. Shirley Alinea is the team head; her broad practice spans dispute resolution, IP and immigration.

Philippines > Dispute resolution

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Shirley AlineaMartinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

At Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano, ‘the legal advice is nuanced, insightful and always given in a clear and timely manner‘, and one client remarks that ‘the firm makes us feel assured that our legal requirements are competently addressed‘. ‘Clearly operating in a class of its own‘, the dispute resolution team balances a diverse caseload, covering everything from property litigation to data privacy disputes to rehabilitation proceedings. Commercial arbitration also features; ‘excellent legal counsellorShirley Alinea is among the key contacts in this space. Senior partner and practice head Eduardo Martinez handles civil, criminal and commercial litigation, including at the appellate levels, and also has an active family law practice. Sports law specialist Enrico Angeles rejoined the firm in 2018 after completing a Masters in Global Sports Law.